Standing Up for North Island

Ferry service cuts will be devastating, coastal communities tell B.C. Liberals

In meetings that will wrap up Wednesday evening, people in the coastal communities affected by the Liberal government’s ferry service cuts have exposed these cuts as reckless and short-sighted, say New Democrats. “Unlike Transportation Minister Todd Stone, I attended many of these eve
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Even B.C. Liberal MLAs starting to speak out against reckless cuts to B.C. Ferries

VICTORIA — With residents in communities up and down the coast rising up against the B.C. Liberals’ reckless cuts to routes serving ferry-dependent communities, at least one government MLA is finally speaking up.   “West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Jordan Sturdy failed to stand up for hi
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Ferries critic reports on Washington State ferry system

The B.C. Liberals need to turn our ferry system around, and the first step is recognizing that this system is a key part of our transportation infrastructure, say New Democrats. In October, New Democrat ferries critic Claire Trevena toured the Washington State ferry system, which, as
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MLA Report 18th November, 2013

The Agriculture Minister allegedly using his position to influence a decision by the Agricultural Land Commission (which he wants to disband); the Premier saying that meeting greenhouse gas reduction targets is far less important than exploiting and exporting liquefied natural gas; mi
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Liberals gambling on future of B.C. Ferries

The Liberal government has announced deep cuts to ferry routes, a callous cut to seniors’ discounts and plans to raise extra cash through slot machines, once again showing they don’t understand the critical importance of B.C.’s ferry system, say New Democrats. “For years, we have been
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Campbell River Doctors speak about bed shortages

Plans for Campbell River’s new hospital will leave the community woefully short of beds, according to doctors practicing in the city at the moment. “We had 103 patients at the hospital a couple of weeks ago,” said Dr Deke Botsford, a Campbell River orthopedic surgeon. “It was about th
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NDP Ferries critic begins fact finding tour of Washington State ferry system

New Democrat Transportation critic, Claire Trevena, leaves today on a five-day fact-finding tour of the Washington State ferry system. “Ferry users in B.C. have faced years of steep rate hikes, and will soon face service cuts,” said Trevena. “We need to look at this problem from every
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Trevena Appeals to Keep Construction Jobs Local

Priority to local, unionized companies should be given in awarding contracts for the major construction projects coming to Campbell River, according to North Island MLA, Claire Trevena. “It makes sense for the economic health of our community,” said Trevena. “Ensuring that the jobs re
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Locked Out

Claire Trevena speaks out on the Liberarls’ decision to cancel the fall legislature session.
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